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Miner's Lettace

Claytonia perfoliata

Also known as

Spring beauty, Miner's lettuce, Winter purslane, Cuban spinach

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

4 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Miner's Lettace Overview

A small succulent annual with racemes of white blooms. It grows naturally on moist disturbed waste ground in partial shade but equally on dry sandy light soils. It's young leaves can also be eaten.

Common problems with Miner's Lettace

How to propagate Miner's Lettace

Seed

Sow spring or autumn in situ. The seed usually germinates rapidly.

Special features of Miner's Lettace

Ground cover

In a cool acid soil under trees it usually self-sows freely and grows all year round

Other uses of Miner's Lettace

Wildflower/meadow

Cullinary

Flowers, Leaves, Roots

Edibles to Sow Outside in October

In vegetable beds, at the allotment or in the kitchen garden, sow these now to grow over the cooler winter months.

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Edibles to Sow Under Cover in December

Grow these on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator for winter picking.

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